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Cherry Pecan Drops

Cherry Pecan Drops

Cherry Pecan Drops

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Cherry Pecan Drops
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Course: Drop CookiesDifficulty: Easy

Cherries, dates, pecans, and rolled in crushed cornflakes.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup shortening

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup chopped dates

  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained

  • 1-1/2 cup coarsely crushed cornflakes cereal

  • 15 maraschino cherries, quartered, drained


  • Heat oven to 375F. Grease cookies sheets. In large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla, and eggs; beat well. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pecans, dates, and 1/3 cup chopped cherries; mix well. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for easier handling. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into cereal; thoroughly coat. Form into balls; place 2-inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Press maraschino cherry piece into top of each ball. Bake for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown.


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I thought these cookies were great! After reading the reviews, I omitted the cereal step. I also used craisens instead of dates. I found they are more of a cakey cookie as opposed to crispy. I plan to make these again very soon since they were made this past Friday and gone already. Enjoy!
- Ashley

Delicious, but I also think that the cereal is a too much.
- A Baker

It is one of the cookies my husband always asks for at Christmas.
- joanna

I enjoyed these cookies so much last year that I'm making them again this year. They were a hit!
- Donna

I like this cookie recipe however I think the rolling in cereal is a bit much. I would omit this step but every else is good.
- A Baker
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